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Career Navigator Toolkit

Helpful website with advice and info for younger jobseekers

Statewide

The Career Navigator Toolkit is a webpage provided by Denver Opportunity Youth Initiative. Click on the website link, and you'll find a lot of information about preparing for and finding a job, just for younger jobseekers. You can find help developing a career path, creating a resume, writing a cover letter, preparing for an interview, making a good impression, and much more!

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Center for Employment Opportunities–Colorado Springs

888 Garden of the Gods Road, Suite 110, Colorado Springs CO 80907

Southeast

Colorado Springs

CEO works to reduce recidivism and increase employment. They provide people returning home from incarceration immediate paid employment, skills training, and ongoing career support. To offer work experience, CEO operates transitional work crews that provide indoor/outdoor maintenance and neighborhood beautification services. In addition to work and daily pay, CEO provides wraparound vocational support services: on days you are not working, you'll receive job coaching to find full-time employment. Once you're in a full-time position, CEO continues working with you for a year to ensure you have the support you need to grow in your career. CEO connects their young adult participants with specialized programming and resources that more effectively meet their needs.

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Center for Employment Opportunities–Denver

3532 Franklin Street, Suite S, Denver, CO 80205

Denver Metro

Denver

CEO works to reduce recidivism and increase employment. They provide people returning home from incarceration immediate paid employment, skills training, and ongoing career support. To offer work experience, CEO operates transitional work crews that provide indoor/outdoor maintenance and neighborhood beautification services. In addition to work and daily pay, CEO provides wraparound vocational support services: on days you are not working, you'll receive job coaching to find full-time employment. Once you're in a full-time position, CEO continues working with you for a year to ensure you have the support you need to grow in your career. CEO connects their young adult participants with specialized programming and resources that more effectively meet their needs.

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Job Corps

57608 Highway 330, Collbran CO 81624

Northwest

Collbran

Collbran Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is a free residential educational and job training program for young adults ages 16-24. They will connect you to skills and the education you need to move forward in life. You can enroll online or call for more information. Click on the website, then click on Get Your Application Started.

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Justice Reskill

4800 Baseline Road, E104 #386, Boulder CO 80303

Statewide

Boulder

Justice Reskill is a nonprofit organization that works to secure greater opportunity and long-term financial stability for the justice-involved community. Their free reskilling platform teaches both technical and essential skills to provide a new pathway towards lasting career success in the IT field. They believe in supporting people as their whole selves (rather than focusing on singular skills), which guides everything they do from their accessible learning platform and diverse speaker programming, to their vibrant network of support made of folks with similar lived experiences. They offer their programs in partnership with the Department of Corrections as well as many Colorado reentry community partners. If you would like to learn more, please email info@justicereskill.com or call the number listed below.

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Southwest Conservation Corps

Southwest

Salida/Alamosa

Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) has opportunities for young adults ages 18-24 in the San Luis Valley. Young adults with criminal records are warmly encouraged to apply. SCC provides youth, young adults, and veterans with structured, safe and challenging service and educational opportunities through projects that promote personal growth, the development of social skills, and an ethic of natural resource stewardship. SCC Los Valles runs programming out of Salida and Alamosa, and their main office is in Salida.

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The Master’s Apprentice

646 Mariposa Street, #202, Denver, CO 80204

Denver Metro

Denver

The Master's Apprentice is a faith-based pre-apprentice program that prepares you to enter the trades and assists in career placement. The program is for people 18-40 years old, but they will consider someone younger or older than this age range on a case-by-case basis. The program prepares you to work in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding, masonry, or HVAC. You must have your high school diploma or equivalency (GED) and be able to pass a drug test. It's preferable that you have your driver's license. You can apply online through their website or call to learn more.

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Workforce Centers–Youth & Young Adult Programs

Statewide

Workforce Centers across Colorado have funds to help youth and young adults with employment. If you're between 14-24 years old, live in a low income family, and have one or more challenges, such as deficiency in math or reading skills, misdemeanor or felony record, documented disability, school drop out, homeless/runaway, pregnant or parenting, or in foster care, you may qualify for help through one of their programs. Click on the website to learn more about the programs. You'll find the statewide list of Workforce Centers remerg.com in the Jobs & Training section. Call and tell the operator that you are a youth or young adult and you'll be connected to the right person for these programs.

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